Extreme water shortage in Sau Paulo, Brazil's water-rich...03/03/15
Eleven million people in Sao Paulo are severely rationed, their water reservoir has essentially been bled dry. How did a city with the world's richest water supply parch a population? We look at Brazil's water woes and a water warning for the rest of...
Boris Nemtsov's murder leaves Russian opposition bowed but not beaten -...
Boris Nemtsov was buried today in the same cemetery where murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya was buried in 2006. Friday's assassination of yet another critic of President Vladimir Putin have many worrying its part of an troubling pattern.
Meg Hickling says sex-ed teaches how to take care of the body - March...
She set the standard for sex education and in schools across B.C. Meg Hickling is a legend among teachers, parents and students-all-grown-up. The former nurse shares insights gleaned over four decades of teaching what she always called 'Body Science'.
Extreme water shortage in Sao Paulo, Brazil's water-rich city - March...
Eleven million people in Sao Paulo are severely rationed, their main water reservoir has essentially been bled dry. How did the city with the world's richest water supply parch a population? We look at Brazil's water woes and a warning for the rest of...
"The Management of Savagery" gives insight into ISIS' strategy - March...
Many trying to understand ISIS' motivation are looking to a book written about twelve years ago called "The Management of Savagery". It was written by a man believed to have been in an al-Qaeda operative. Now it appears ISIS is singing from this...
Immigration delays leave thousands of couples in limbo - March 2, 2015
No health care, no approval to seek work and no idea when it will change. Thousands of people who fell in love with Canadians and hoping to build a future here, eventually with citizenship, say they are at the mercy of a back-logged Immigration system.
Curbing Voyeurism: Peeping Toms go high tech but not undetected - March...
A string of convictions for voyeurism in British Columbia is raising new questions on how to protect privacy when intrusive technology is so small, so inexpensive and so hard to stop. Today we explore the issue of fighting back voyeurism.
Voters have the right to know politicians personal beliefs - Feb 27,...
This week, an Ontario politician revealed he doesn't believe in human evolution. It made a lot of people uncomfortable. Today we're asking if some beliefs are different from others and if voters have a right to know about the people who represent us.
Mt. Everest guide calls for better working conditions for Sherpas - Feb...
It has been nearly a year since 16 Sherpas were killed in a devastating avalanche on Mount Everest. And now, with a new climbing season on the horizon, many Sherpas say the risks they're being asked to take on the trek to the summit are just too high.
American Sniper as 'war porn', glorifying war in film - Feb 27, 2015
American Sniper is now the most successful war movie in U.S. history. It's being described as "riveting" and "epic." The film is also being described as propaganda and war porn. Today, we're asking about the role war movies play in shaping our real...
Critics wary of fast-tracking Bill C-51 with minimal oversight - Feb...
Just after 9-11, the Liberals were criticized for their luxurious pace on anti-terror legislation. Now the speed the Conservative govt is pushing through Bill C-51 is up for debate. Tom Mulcair, Wayne Easter and Stockwell Day join us to discuss Bill...
Checking-In on hacking medical devices, sex-ed and sexting - Feb 26,...
Our discussion with Marc Goodman this week on hackeing implanted pacemakers set more than a few hearts beating faster. We Check-In on your thoughts as we follow up on the challenges of sex ed, the perils of sexting and the prospect of hacking...
Skeptics question if amnesty for al-Shabab fighters will bring peace -...
The Somali government is offering amnesty to any al-Shabaab fighters willing to renounce terrorism and lay down their arms . Some see this as a great way to divide a deadly movement, others worry it could leave Somalia mired in promises it cannot keep.
Israeli PM Netanyahu contradicts the Mossad on Iran's nuclear threat -...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the UN that Iran was months away from having nuclear weapons. But a leaked document suggests Netanyahu's own intelligence agency was contradicting him on Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb. Or was it?
23 year-old Canadian woman joins ISIS in Syria - Feb 25, 2015
She left without telling her family, calling when she arrived in Syria. It was an online religious course that led a moderate Muslim Canadian, 23 year-old, towards a female ISIS recruiter. Natalie Clancy brings us the story of a young woman lost to...
Teen charged for sexting with distributing child pornography - Feb 25,...
It was a love triangle among teens that included sexting and sharing nude photos. One of them was charged and found guilty of possession and distribution of child pornography. Critics argue the law used to convict her was never meant to be used this...
Parents debate merits of Ontario's new sex-ed curriculum - Feb 24, 2015
Sex-ed in the 60s didn't have LGBTQ in the lexicon, sexting didn't exist and contraception was rudimentary. Some of that is still missing in today's sex ed classes. But now Ontario is revising sex education and some parents believe its too much.
Cyber criminals target implanted medical devices to hack remotely - Feb...
Marc Goodman used to be a Futurist-in-Residence for the FBI figuring out how criminal minds would use new technology to kill. He explains why criminals are head with the latest technology and why some hackers are targeting pacemakers and insulin pumps.
Women get ahead in Canada's public service - Feb 24, 2015
Twenty-five years ago, women made up 14 per cent of Canada's federal public service. Today, they make up 55 per cent. Our project By Design looks at what went right and what's still to be done.
Critics warn Bill C51 not receiving the scrutiny it needs - Feb 23, 2015
George Orwell's characters in a dystopian 1984 argued that the public needed to be protected from threats it could not see, regardless of what people did or did not understand. Critics of Canada's new anti-terror legislation don't like the parallels.
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